Carolina Beach Vacation Guide

Carolina & Kure Beaches is one of our favorite vacation destinations in North Carolina for the whole family. This fun beach community offers something for everyone including boating and fishing, beautiful beaches, and one of the top boardwalks in the country that features many stores, restaurants, and arcades.

Check out the list below for some of our favorite things to do while vacationing in Carolina Beach!

Fishing Charters:  With many great full service charter options, a day of fishing is a great way to spend your time in Carolina Beach.  Whether you are an experienced angler or  novice fisherman, there is a fishing charter that will meet your needs.

North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher: The North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher is something the whole family will enjoy. Enjoy the many exhibits that show unique wildlife, sea turtles, stingrays, sharks, and more.  Be sure to check the event schedule before you visit, as the aquarium often hosts special events such as Yoga at the Aquarium and Mermaid shows.

Fort Fisher State Historic Site and Museum: History Buffs will enjoy visiting Fort Fisher, the site of the largest amphibious (land and water) battle during the Civil War. Walk the trails or check out the visitors center that features artifacts recovered from sunken ships.  Be sure to visit the North Carolina Military History Museum to view exhibits that feature artifacts and many military vehicles.

Special Events: One of the things that makes the Carolina & Kure Beach area so special is the many events that are held throughout the year. Upcoming events include the Beach, Bacon, and Beer Festival held on April 14th, 2018, the 5k Race for the Planet held on April 22nd, 2018, and the Carolina Beach Street Arts Festival held on May 5th, 2018.  Be sure to check out the events schedule for the dates you are planning to visit.

Ready to start planning your Carolina Beach Vacation? Vacation rental properties are the best way to experience the Carolina/ Kure beaches. Check out Rental Retreat for our selection of vacation rentals in Carolina Beach. Browse Rentals HERE.